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Course module: BMB500416
BMB500416
Nanomedicine
Course info
Course codeBMB500416
ECTS Credits4.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeElective
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences, fac. GNK;
Contact persondr. R.M. Schiffelers
Telephone+31 30 2539392
E-mailR.M.Schiffelers@uu.nl
Lecturers
Lecturer
dr. S.M. Vink- van Dommelen
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (29/08/2016 to 26/08/2017)
Teaching period in which the course begins
MASTER
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Full-time
RemarkCursus mag alleen gedaan worden in het kader van de elective component.
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Course goals
At the end of the course, the student is able to:
 
Knowledge and insight
  1. Explain how synthetic nanomedicines can enhance the therapeutic index of pharmaceuticals
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic nanomedicines
  3. Describe the different classes of synthetic nanomedicines and their properties for specific therapeutic applications
  4. Provide a detailed description of synthetic nanomedicine applications in both cardiovascular disease and cancer
  5. Explain how bio-inspired nanomedicines can enhance the therapeutic index of pharmaceuticals
  6. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of bio-inspired nanomedicines
  7. Describe the different classes of bio-inspired nanomedicines and their properties for specific therapeutic applications
  8. Provide a detailed description of bio-inspired nanomedicine applications in both cardiovascular disease and cancer
  9. Explain the considerations for using either synthetic or bio-inspired nanomedicines for certain applications
  10. Explain how nanomedicine can enable diagnostics
  11. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of nanoparticles in diagnostics
  12. Provide a detailed description of nanoparticles for diagnosing cardiovascular disease and cancer
 
Skills
  1. Interpret scientific data from a paper on nanomedicine and discuss the paper with peers
  2. Design research focused on nanomedicine applications
  3. Define the unique selling point of nanomedicine companies and present this to peers
  4. Engage into respectful interactions, discussions and collaborations with peers
Content
Period (from – till) 6 Feb- 24 feb 2017

Lecturer(s)

Raymond Schiffelers (UMC/LKCH)
Gert Storm (BETA/BF)
Wim Hennink (BETA/BF)
Pieter Vader (UMC/LKCH)
Enrico Mastrobattista (BETA/BF)
Maarten ten Berg (UMC/LKCH)
Joost Sluijter (UMCU/EC)
Other experts to be announced

Characteristics of nanoparticles such as size, surface area and internal space make them attractive candidates for use in therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the nanomedicine field. Every week a theme will be discussed in which nanomedicine is involved: therapeutics (both synthetic and bio-inspired) and diagnostics. We will focus on the applications of nanomedicine in cardiovascular disease and cancer.
 
After an introductory lecture on a specific theme, you will have an interactive meet up with two experts of the cardiovascular and cancer field, respectively. During the week you will work on an assignment together with one of the other students. During the course you will write a research proposal, present a paper and present the unique selling point of a nanomedicine company. 
 
Examination
It is compulsory to be present at the introductory lectures, meet the expert sessions and presentation sessions. If the overall presence is below 90%, the student’s assignments will not be graded. In addition, students need to participate actively. In order to successfully complete the course, the grade for each assignment has to be at least 5.0 and the average grade needs to be at least 5.5.

Literature/study material used
Literature for the assignment will be provided
 
Registration
A maximum of 30 students can enrol this course. You can register for the course till 31 January 2017 by sending an email to Joukje van der Velde (j.vd.velde@umcutrecht.nl).
 
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme
N.A.
 
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme
 
Prerequisite knowledge
BSc in BMS, FARM, BIO or something related. Also open for PhD students, especially from the CTO, DI and CR tracks
Entry requirements
Required materials
-
Instructional formats (attendance required)
Essay (Required)

Group assignment (Required)

Lecture (Required)

Master class (Required)

Presentation (Required)

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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